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November 2009

A Horse Race in Mongolia

27.11.2009 in Culture

Archery, wrestling, and several hundred miles of horse racing… every July the Naadam Festival takes place all over Mongolia. These are the 3 “manly” sports… although the jockeys in the horse races are exclusively children, and the chestless wrestling uniform exists to keep women from…

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Baatar Hero’s Premier Holiday Party!

20.11.2009 in Uncategorized

In two weeks we will be celebrating the holidays at local art gallery, Roq La Rue, with our first fundraising event.  We hope to entertain and educate our friends and family with more info about the Mongol Rally and Mercy Corps.  We also have morin…

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Mongol Hip Hop

20.11.2009 in Uncategorized

Post-Soviet Mongolian Hip Hop explores a new found freedom of expression, cultural identity, and… nationalism? Incorporating khoomei throat singing and traditional themes, Hip Hop in Mongolia takes fewer cues from the West than it has in other countries. Definitely more Genghis Khan than Chaka Khan….

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Alcoholism in Mongolia

14.11.2009 in Culture

Lousia Lim examines the long lasting effect cheap alcohol, used as a tool for colonizing Mongolia by both the Russians and Chinese, has had on the country’s culture and economy. Alcoholism in Mongolia // Current Subprime Herders in Mongolia // Current

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Subprime Herders in Mongolia

05.11.2009 in Culture

Mongolia may seem like one of the most remote places on the planet, but it still couldn’t escape the reach of sub-prime lending. Even as the IMF declares the worst of the global recession is over, and the economy starts to rebound here at home,…

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